Seminar: Jews, Roma and the Nordic Countries – Current Research, New Perspectives

Seminar on recent research trends concerning Jews and Roma in the Nordic countries arranged jointly by the Centre for Nordic Studies (CENS), the UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies and the UCL School of Slavonic and East European (SSEES).

Jews, Roma and the Nordic Countries – Current Research, New Perspectives

University College London, 6-7 September 2018

Venue: School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/ssees-building

Programme

 

Thursday 6 September

10:00-11:00 WELCOME & KEYNOTE, Room: 431

  • Lily Kahn, Simo Muir, Riitta Valijärvi
  • Peter Stadius (University of Helsinki) Nordic societies and tolerance: On research challenges and conceptual traditions

11:00-11:30 TEA AND COFFEE Masaryk Senior Common Room, 4th floor, SSEES

11:30-13:00 SESSION 1, Room: 431

  • Pontus Rudberg (Uppsala University) The Swedish Jews and the Holocaust
  • Silvia Goldbaum Tarabini Fracapane (Indipendent scholar) "Konnt Ihr mir mal etwas Lebensmittel senden?" Relief and aid to Danish Jews in Theresienstadt: The point of view of the deportees
  • Oula Silvennoinen (University of Helsinki) Finland and the Final Solution: Writing a comprehensive Holocaust history of Finland

13:00-14:00 LUNCH Masaryk Senior Common Room, 4th floor, SSEES2

14:00-15:30 SESSION 2 Room: 431

  • Simo Muir (UCL/University of Helsinki) Post-war politics of memory among Jews and Roma in Finland
  • Eija Stark (University of Helsinki) In pursuit of progress: Narratives of education among the Finnish Roma
  • Marko Stenroos (University of Helsinki) Roma agency, inclusion and integration

15:30-16:00 TEA AND COFFEE Masaryk Senior Common Room, 4th floor, SSEES

16:00-17:30 PRESENTATIONS AND RECEPTION SPONSORED BY THE FINNISH INSTITUTE Room: 431

  • Ninni Lehtiniemi (The Finnish Institute in London) Kati Pietarinen (freelance journalist) The Stopped project: Challenges and successes of collaboration between research, journalism and art in investigating ethnic profiling in Finland
  • Heidi Piiroinen and Kimmo Oksanen (Helsingin Sanomat) The invisibles – Story of a beggar family

Wine reception in Masaryk Senior Common Room, 4th floor, SSEES

17:30-19:00 FREE TIME 19:00-21:00 DINNER (restaurant to be confirmed)

Friday 7 September

10:00-11:00 SESSION 3 Room: 431

  • Maja Hultman (University of Southampton) Urban places of Jewish precedence, 1870-1939: What the construction of synagogues and kosher shops in Stockholm can teach us about Jewish/non-Jewish relations
  • Tyson John Herberger (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences) Expanding estimates of Norway’s Jewish population

11:00-11:30 TEA AND COFFEE Masaryk Senior Common Room, 4th floor, SSEES3

11:30-13:00 SESSION 4 Room: 431

  • Laura Ekholm (University of Helsinki) ʽJewishʼ marriages and occupational choices in Sweden and Finland from the late 19th to the mid- 20th century
  • Lily Kahn (UCL) & Riitta Valijärvi (UCL/Uppsala University) Notes on linguistic practices in the Finnish Jewish community as reflected in Jewish publications
  • Riikka Tuori (University of Helsinki) Boundaries of Jewish identities in contemporary Finland

13:00-14:00 LUNCH Masaryk Senior Common Room, 4th floor, SSEES

14:00-15:00 FINAL DISCUSSION AND END OF SEMINAR Room: 431

The seminar is organized jointly by the Center for Nordic Studies (CENS), the UCL Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) with a generous support from the Finnish Institute in London.